[ap-intact] INFO: Pacific Anti-Corruption Updates (2 April 2015) – PNG, Solomon Islands

[Facilitator’s note: Thank you to Annika Wythes, Luisa Senibulu, and Samita Singh of the joint UNDP-UNODC Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project for sharing these updates.]

PNG: General awareness of corruption improving. The chairman of Transparency International Papua New Guinea says there has been an improvement in general awareness about the problem of corruption throughout the country. http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/270016/general-awareness-of-corruption-in-png-improving

PNG: NGO takes stock of growing list of MPs being probed. The chairman of Transparency International Papua New Guinea admits it's becoming hard to keep track of all the members of parliament referred to the public prosecutor. http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/269947/ngo-takes-stock-of-growing-list-of-png-mps-being-probed

PNG: Corruption stalling wealth, says UN rep.
 A United Nations representative says corruption is one of the reasons why Papua New Guinea's large wealth from its resources has not improved the country's human development. http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2015/March/03-30-07.htm

Solomon Islands: Lawyer acquitted of criminal charges. Private lawyer Wilson Rano was acquitted in the Magistrate’s Court of charges of forgery, uttering, and false pretense. http://solomonstarnews.com/news/national/6306-lawyer-acquitted-of-criminal-charges

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